The Justice Department sues Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally, alleging tax evasion.

Mr. Stone and his wife failed to pay almost $2 million in federal income taxes, the government said in its complaint, which also said they tried to hide their wealth in an investment entity.

#federal-taxes-us, #stone-roger-j-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Police Shrugged Off the Proud Boys, Until They Attacked the Capitol

Two Proud Boys accused of leading a mob to Congress followed a bloody path to get there. Law enforcement did little to stop them.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-alex-1974, #mcinnes-gavin, #nordean-ethan, #pezzola-dominic, #police, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique, #trump-donald-j

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F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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FBI Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Capitol Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

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Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone’s Possible Ties to Capitol Rioters

A full criminal investigation is far from certain, a person familiar with the inquiry said.

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Trump’s Pardons: The List

Stephen K. Bannon joined the list of President Trump’s allies who have been granted clemency, one that includes Paul Manafort and Roger J. Stone Jr.

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Trump Gives Clemency to More Allies, Including Manafort, Stone and Charles Kushner

It was the second wave of pardons and commutations by the president in two days, showing his willingness to use his power aggressively on behalf of loyalists.

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Loves to Use the Pardon Power. Is He Next?

There is little to be done right now about the president’s self-serving ways, but Congress can limit future abuses.

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Trump Renews Fears of Voter Intimidation as G.O.P. Poll Watchers Mobilize

Republicans are putting together what they call an army of Trump supporters to monitor election procedures.

#debates-political, #philadelphia-pa, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Was That Ride on the Trump Train Worth It?

The president has proved as hazardous to his allies as to his enemies.

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Trump’s Perverse Campaign Strategy

If the president’s allies are talking about the moment “shooting will begin” and “martial law,” it’s not by accident.

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How Trump is Sowing Distrust

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #qanon, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Tactic: Sowing Distrust in Whatever Gets in His Way

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #qanon, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Phone Calls Add to Lingering Questions About Russian Interference

A Senate committee went further than the Mueller report on key points about Russia’s election sabotage operations and the Trump campaign.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protests Response

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats, Defending Responses to Protests and Russia Inquiry

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

#barr-william-p, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #jordan-jim-1964, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #nadler-jerrold, #police-reform, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Barr to Testify on Protest Response, Mueller Inquiry and Other Issues

The attorney general heads to Capitol Hill this morning to testify for the first time more than a year.

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Barr to Testify on Capitol Hill for First Time in More Than a Year

The attorney general is expected to be pressed on a host of issues, including the federal response to nationwide protests and his handling of the criminal cases of Trump advisers.

#barr-william-p, #flynn-michael-t, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Roger Stone Uses Racial Slur on Radio Show

Mr. Stone, while being questioned about the commutation of his sentence by President Trump, used a racial slur in referring to his interviewer, who is Black.

#black-people, #okelly-morris-w, #race-and-ethnicity, #radio, #stone-roger-j-jr, #the-mokelly-show-radio-program

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God Did Not Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence

Trump’s enablers recast rationalizations as righteousness.

#christians-and-christianity, #mcenany-kayleigh, #parscale-brad-1976, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Can Still Get the Truth From Roger Stone

The Justice Department should vindicate the rule of law by putting him before a grand jury.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #perjury, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j

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Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone?

I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

#attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #constitution-us, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #nixon-richard-milhous, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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Graham to Call Mueller to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

The announcement is the latest effort by Senate Republicans to press forward with an election-year bid to discredit the Trump-Russia investigation.

#graham-lindsey, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Trump Wants From Roger Stone

The president needs political help, and who better to give it than his political guru of many decades?

#presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j

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In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

Breaking his silence, the former special counsel rebutted President Trump’s attacks on the Russia investigation and said Mr. Stone had been prosecuted “because he committed federal crimes.”

#mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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Trump’s Clemency Came After Displays of Loyalty by Stone

The extraordinary decision to commute the prison sentence of an embattled adviser demonstrates how the president has managed to bend America’s legal machinery to his advantage.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wikileaks

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Presidential Pardons and Commutations, From Whiskey Rebellion to Roger Stone

President Trump’s commutation of his friend Roger Stone’s prison term is part of a tradition of controversial pardons going back to George Washington.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #stone-roger-j-jr

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #clinton-bill, #nixon-richard-milhous, #rich-marc-1934-2013, #romney-mitt, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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President Trump’s Pardons: Stone, Blagojevich and More

The president’s decision to commute Mr. Stone’s sentence continues a pattern of his presidency: granting clemency to friends whose cases resonate with him personally.

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Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone

The president’s friend had been convicted of impeding a congressional inquiry that threatened Mr. Trump.

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Has History Finally Caught Up With Roger Stone? It May Be Up to Trump

He embraced the “dark arts” of political sabotage and trickery for decades. Now he will serve more than three years in prison, unless his friend the president bails him out.

#presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Facebook Removes Roger Stone for Ties to Fake Accounts

The social network said the fake accounts were active around the 2016 presidential election.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #stone-roger-j-jr

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Judge Orders Roger Stone to Report to Prison Next Month

President Trump’s friend had sought a longer reprieve before he serves his sentence on seven felony convictions, citing the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #jackson-amy-berman, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.

The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.

#barr-william-p, #berman-geoffrey-s, #campaign-finance, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #flynn-michael-t, #fruman-igor, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #parnas-lev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Justice Dept. Officials to Testify on Politicization Under Barr

Lawmakers will hear from officials claiming that politics drove decisions on the sentencing of a presidential ally and on antitrust actions.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #barr-william-p, #elias-john-w, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #shea-timothy-j-1960, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelinsky-aaron-s-j

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Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #barr-william-p, #elias-john-w, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #shea-timothy-j-1960, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelinsky-aaron-s-j

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Mueller Report Redactions on Roger Stone Are Revealed

The Justice Department had kept them secret while it was investigating Mr. Stone. He was later convicted of seven felonies and sentenced to prison.

#barr-william-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Dismisses Criticism of Law Enforcement (Unless It’s His)

President Trump regularly assails law enforcement officials who investigate him or his friends as “dirty cops,” while staunchly defending the police who are accused of mistreating anyone else.

#comey-james-b, #flynn-michael-t, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manafort-paul-j, #police, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Prosecutor in Roger Stone Case Will Testify About Barr’s Intervention

The prosecutor is one of two Justice Department officials coming forward whom Democrats are calling whistle-blowers.

#attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #fuel-efficiency, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #nadler-jerrold, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelinsky-aaron-s-j

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Justice Dept. Unit That Prosecuted Roger Stone Is Reorganized

The overhaul of a division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington came at the end of a brief tenure as head of the office by a longtime adviser to Attorney General William P. Barr.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #shea-timothy-j-1960, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Attorney General William Barr and the Rule of Law

The attorney general’s intervention in prosecutions of Mr. Trump’s allies is a new low.

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Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Lash Out at Barr Over Flynn and Stone Cases

The attorney general’s interventions damaged the Justice Department, argued the former officials, who were directly involved in the cases of the two Trump allies.

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Trump Attacks Flynn Inquiry Amid New Revelations on F.B.I.

The bureau was on the verge of closing its investigation into Michael Flynn in early 2017 when new evidence prompted agents to keep it open, newly disclosed court papers showed.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #pence-mike, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Denies Roger Stone’s Bid for a New Trial

The judge rejected the defense’s argument of juror bias in a politically fraught case in which President Trump publicly attacked his friend’s conviction.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #jackson-amy-berman, #justice-department, #social-media, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Loyal Trump Backer Is Now a Face of the Administration’s Virus Response

The loyalty of the longtime Trump adviser Michael Caputo helped him secure a post as the top public affairs official at the Health and Human Services Department during the pandemic.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #azar-alex-m-ii, #caputo-michael-r, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #scavino-dan-jr-1976, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Barr Increasingly Appears Focused on Undermining Mueller Inquiry

A judge’s criticism cast light on the first in a series of steps by the attorney general to take aim at the Russia investigation.

#barr-william-p, #brennan-john-o, #comey-james-b, #durham-john-h, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #presidential-election-of-2016, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walton-reggie-b

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